Cathy Carroll

Senior Research Associate/Project Director

Cathy Carroll
Cathy Carroll, Senior Research Associate and Project Director in WestEd's  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program, is engaged in several mathematics education projects. Carroll is recognized nationally for her expertise in mathematics leadership and professional development. She consults with districts and projects across the country to design and facilitate leadership seminars and conduct professional development with teachers. Carroll co-directs two Institute of Education Sciences-funded projects—Linear Functions for Teaching Efficacy Study and Making Middle School Mathematics Accessible to All Students. She is also co-author of Learning to Lead Mathematics Professional Development (2007) and Making Mathematics Accessible to English Learners: A Guidebook for Teachers (2009). She also coordinates workshop opportunities related to both of these resources. Carroll’s previous projects include the National Science Foundation-funded Researching Mathematics Leader Learning, Leadership Curriculum Development for Mathematics Professional Development, and Mathematics Renaissance K-12. She also served as Director of the Mathematics Renaissance Leadership Alliance, an initiative of the California Department of Education, working with district-based leadership cadres to develop teacher leadership and administrative support for quality mathematics programs. Prior to joining WestEd, Carroll taught middle school mathematics in the San Francisco bay area for nearly 20 years. She received the 2008 Susan Loucks-Horsley Professional Development award from the National Staff Development Council.